In 1983 I released a self-produced vinyl record album. I never did get signed to Atlantic Records, but hey – I still think the tracks came out pretty well. So for my loyal fans (both of you), here they are. I still have the 1/4-inch stereo master tapes, but they're decades old, and I don't know how much the magnetic data has degraded. So I put a fresh 33RPM LP on a record player & ripped MP3s. Enjoy!
Side A (16:16): Side B (16:58):Right Outside the Door (2:24) Lisa Please (3:07)
This album was recorded in 1981 and 1982. 4-row Janko keyboards were used exclusively. For the 7-foot Yamaha grand and Fender Rhodes, an overlay “piggy-back” keyboard was used.
The piano in “Right Outside the Door” is a Mahler Audio upright with a custom-built 4-row Janko/Nordbo keyboard. As of this writing, this piano is owned by Paul Panebianco of Long Island, NY, USA.
The expanded live-playing possibilities of the Janko are apparent in “Infatuation”. You can hear hand-over-hand figures and sliding chords. The bass, drums and piano were recorded live in the studio (without overdubbing).
Listen carefully & you can hear more sliding Rhodes chords in “Livin' in the Good Life”.
I actually won $50 in a national songwriting contest for “Beating Around the Bush”. Go figure.
“Gonna Get Cha” is my favorite cut. Note the similarity to the 32nd-note rhythm structures in modern rap music. Can I say I was ahead of my time?
To view the album credits, click on the back cover above. btw, yes that is that Victor Conte. He was actually a hell of a bass player before he branched off into, shall we say, "retail pharmacology".